Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first 9 1/2 minutes against what used to be his hometown team, Terrance Mitchell had two interceptions and rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 69-yard run to seal the Kansas City Chiefs’ 24-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
The Chiefs (3-0) beat the Chargers for the seventh straight time and have won 12 straight AFC West games. Los Angeles’ Philip Rivers threw three interceptions and the Chargers fell to 0-3 in their first season playing in the 27,000-seat StubHub Center after moving from San Diego.
The Chargers remain winless since their move to Los Angeles, as the defense put up a fight vs. the Chiefs but Philip Rivers threw three interceptions.
After a quick start, the Chiefs held on through a defensive struggle in the second half. They got two huge plays in the closing minutes: Justin Houston’s sack of Rivers and then Hunt’s sensational run when he cut back against the flow and raced 69 yards down the left sideline with 1:49 left. The rookie finished with 172 yards on 17 carries.
Thus, on board came heavyweights like Davis, the legendary civil rights activist from the 1960s; Opal Tometi and Patrise Khan-Cullors, two of the three founders of Black Lives Matters; author and professor Cornel West and internationally-renowned author Arundhati Roy.
That’s a name that popped for me, Zirin said of Roy. She might be the most famous person on this list, with the millions of people who read her. But it shows how many people around the world can relate to this story.
Besides Kaepernick, two former 49ers teammates, Eric Reid and Chris Borland, signed the statement. U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe, one of the first professional athletes to join Kaepernick in kneeling during the anthem last year, also signed.